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Bruce Golison Adds another Nood Regatta Title in the J/70 Class


Huge shout out to Bruce Golison and Team Midlife Crisis for three bullets on day three of racing and placing second overall!


Miami, FL

Every bullet at the J70 Midwinters by Doyle!! Congrats to Bruce, Steve Hunt, Erik Shampain, and Jeff Reynolds on their success this weekend in Miami. #doyleonedesign #j70midwinters2019 #j70 #j70class #miamisailing #doylesails #onedesignracing #onedesign Photos from J70 International Class Association and One Design Management.

Complete Results: https://www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=6070

Bruce Golison driven to be the best skipper in the world

From theLog.com

 Nina K. JussilaNovember 9, 2017

Local sailor placed third in the J/70 North American Championship.

Bruce Golison, member of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club for about 40 years, has a passion for competitive sailing and a strong desire to be the best in the world.

He just recently returned from the J/70 North American Championship on the East Coast, happy to have placed in the top three after having only raced in the class for less than two years.

“I love sailing in very competitive classes. That’s why we are in the J/70 class,” Golison told The Log. “Right now, it’s a big class and a big fleet.”

Bruce Golison skippered his boat, Midlife Crisis, along with crewmembers Peter Kinney, Erik Shampain and Steve Hunt; they placed third among a fleet of 53.

He has sailed into first place at other East Coast and West Coast competitions.

Golison was the winning skipper in his class in the NOOD Regatta in Annapolis, Maryland earlier this year and overall in San Diego last year.

He qualified for the 2016 NOOD Championship Regatta in the British Virgin Islands, but said he was not able to compete due to scheduling conflicts.

“Probably the two things that drive me are I’ve never gone to the Olympics, and I’ve never won a World Championship,” Golison stated. “I’ll never go to the Olympics, but the World Championship is still high on my bucket list.”

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SoCal’s Team Bruce Golison Scores a Third in the J70 North American Championships



Rye, NY – Long Beach’s Bruce Golison sailed a strong regatta in Rye, NY to place third in the 53 boat fleet at the J70 NAs.  Sailing with Bruce from left to right above were fellow SoCal sailors Peter Kinney and Erik Shampain.  SoCal’s Steve Hunt was the tactician and not pictured.




Commodore Peter Duncan and the Relative Obscurity team controlled this regatta from day one. Not surprising, coming off a world championship title. But there was a twist to the plot. Joel Ronning’s Catapult never fell very far behind in points, always lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce. And pounce they did in the final race of the J70 North American Championship at American Yacht Club. A bullet in the final race coupled with a 10th place finish by Relative Obscurity was enough to push them ahead with a 3 point cushion. Sunday conditions were challenging. A new wind direction with varying intensity made for a tactician’s nightmare. Credit to Bruce Golison for staying in the hunt and finishing 3rd overall with line honors in race seven. This was not an easy task with Brian Keane and Mary Kullman right on his heels.

The Corinthian title was no easy achievement either. The lead swapped multiple times throughout the day, but Jenn and Ray Wulff sailing Joint Custody managed to win in the end. Berteau Group and Muse held their top three spots finishing in that order.

Continue reading SoCal’s Team Bruce Golison Scores a Third in the J70 North American Championships


The SoCal J70 Midlife CrisisTeam led by Bruce Golison starts competing today on Long Island Sound.  On board with Bruce are Steve Hunt, Peter Kinney and Erik Shampain.

Update 10.13.2017: This event is now underway and results are being posted up here on Yacht Scoring.

Photo by Tom Walker

RYE, N.Y. (October 12,2017) – With sustained winds over 20 and gusts possibly breaking 30, the race committee spared the sailors of the J70 North American Championship the difficulties of broken boats and risk of injury. Nevertheless, the regatta hosted by American Yacht Club in Rye, New York did not disappoint. Thanks to the sponsors, led by Greatest Blaze & Co. tonight, a barbecue of grilled delights calmed the nerves of the sailors eagerly awaiting the start of the Championship. Fine slices of filet, mini Reuben sandwiches, Kobe beef mini  hot dogs, skewered shrimp   … what a spread!  Such a great party kept everyone engaged for the rest of the evening.

The raging Long Island Sound, only suitable for windsurfers and kiteboarders today, will settle down to a perfect 10 to 15 mph tomorrow, setting the stage for a fun and competitive North American Championship.

Fifty-three boats from thirteen States and two Canadian Provinces, from coast to coast and as far south as Dallas and Florida  have come to the American Yacht Club to stake their claim on being the best J70 sailors on the continent. This will not be an easy task. Champions of many different sailing classes grace this fleet, including the current J70 World Champion, Peter Duncan who sailed with crew, Jud Smith, Victor Diaz de Leon and Willem van Waay, all whom are sailing this event. We are all waiting on tomorrow with great anticipation.

For updated information as the regatta unfolds, please check in at https://www.facebook.com/americanycregattas/ where current information will be posted.

Content:  Tim Wilkes Media Productions




29er Worlds Rescue – Report from Bruce Golison – PRO

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Alamitos Bay Yacht Club hosted the event.

Bruce Golison was the PRO for the race circle where the incident occurred.

The incident occurred during the Silver fleet’s race number 11, near the second weather mark at approximately 2:30pm. Wind speed was 6 – 7 knots with a fairly smooth sea state.

IRL 2002 was approaching the weather mark, approximately 75 yards away. While in the process of tacking, boat IRL 2002 capsized to weather and the crew was unable to unhook from his harness. The boat turtled almost immediately and the crew was trapped underneath the boat.

Through the proper and timely actions of a number of people including the skipper (waving her hands alerting everyone that they had a problem), a number of competitors who jumped in the water to help free the trapped crew member, the race management team, the safety and on the water medical boats, coaches and the Seal Beach Lifeguards (the City’s medical authority), the best outcome was achieved – the successful rescue of the IRL 2002 crew member.

This successful rescue of the skipper and crew was due to a large number of people doing the right things. If one piece of this “chain” had not done what they did, this might have had a different outcome.

Respectfully Submitted,

Bruce Golison

On course PRO

Date Prepared: August 11, 2017

The SCSN Look at this Weekend – WOW!

June 16, 2017 – Long Beach, CA

As summer kicks off  there is a lot going on this weekend.  Here is your SCSN Friday evening update.

On the world stage,  the 35th America’s Cup gets underway tomorrow  in Bermuda, and now that this made forTV viewing event has some traction it is worth following here.  For US viewers tune in at 1000 PT on NBC to watch or record.

Nationally, the ever growing and popular Cleveland Race Week is already underway.  Four SoCal Teams are competing there as we speak.

The International Star Class is there racing in the Star Western Hemisphere Championships.  After two days of racing the SoCal Star Teams are doing well, with Laguna Beach’s Andy MacDonald and crew Mike Wolfs in the lead with finishes of  9-1-1 so far.   The San Diego Team of George Szabo / Dave Martin are in  third with a 6-5-5 performance.  And Eric Doyle / Payson Infelise representing SDYC  are in 10th with finishes of 11-3-27 so far.

Star Class Yachtscoring.com Cumulative Results


In the J70 Class, Long Beach’s Team Bruce Golison is competing and placed 5th today in the only race that was held today.

J70 Class Yachtscoring.com Cumulative Results


Several SoCal Juniors are competing at the Fort Worth Boat Club in the US Sailing Rose Junior Sailing Match Racing Championships that started today.

   Skipper/Crew [Status] Sail# Registration Status Fleet Yacht Club
1. Sidney Gathrid
Zach Blair
Emi Stephanoff
Bastien Rasse
2. Cole Harris
Jack Egan
Maddy McGrath
Jack Plavan
3. Porter Killian
john horton
Robert Garrett
Victoria Thompson
4. Gavin McJones
Robert Turigliatto
Lukas kraak
AnaClare Sole
5. Jack Parkin
Robbie Nicholls
Christina Sakellaris
6. Jack Reiter
Amanda Majernik
John Majernik
Diego Escobar
7. Patrick Shanahan
Hannah Steadman
Peninah Benjamin
Scott Rasmussen
8. Conrad Vandlik
Carl Eaton
Emma AuBuchon
Nate Olmsted
9. James Wagner
Will Davies
Lolly Vasilion
Spencer Keenan
Max Brennan
Catherine Reynolds
Jeffery Petersen

Today’s Results

Photo Gallery


Locally the US Sailing Center Long Beach is hosting their annual “Yard Sail” tomorrow.  Check it out!


The Star Class is gathering in Newport Beach to compete for the Baxter Bowl hosted by NHYC.


LBYC is running the Emerald Bay Races #3 & #4 in their 50th Annual Catalina Island Series this weekend.


And in the local SoCal Radio Sailing World, the Micro Magic Class has two days of racing planned where your SCSN Editor will be competing.  Tomorrow is the OCMSC Micro Magic Points Races taking place at Irvine’s Mason Park.  Sunday the Micro Magics race in El Dorado Park in Long Beach.